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The EvilImp™ - No Girls Allowed

The wider world of dance is very obviously sexist toward women, it's that simple and it needs to stop. It's time to bring in the bulldozers and start from scratch.

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

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Theo TJ Lowe (UK, London) Professional Workshop

This is a(n) workshop and closes on February 27, 2016

K5 STUDIO is a non-commercial, privately owned and run studio space located within the thriving artistic and communal gates of a residential warehouse complex in Manor House, North London.

Every month Joss Carter is inviting dance and movement artists to come and lead a two day workshop. This month (February) we have Theo TJ Lowe who will be sharing with us his 'INSIDE OUT METHODOLOGY'

Theo says this about his work:

"Im creating work based on the Inside Out Methodology - An expression of body rhythms controlled by Breath-sensation-feeling and Form.

I choose this structure because I'm interested in 'How we feel as people', constantly searching our inner energy. Choosing to be present with mindfulness in our choices in life and art.

The form and shape of movement comes from the shifting dynamics by concentrating on 'Less is more', breadth and body Rythmes and form to be the dominant tools, to then intelligently choose the right amount of energy to be released in each moment.
In essence I'm searching for a honest expression

I'm interested in the sophistication of the ugly truth'

All workshops are limited to 10 spaces per day allowing the workshop facilitator and participant to work and observe together in an intimate, detailed, caring and fruitful environment.

K5 want to give participants affordable and rewarding opportunities that can nurture their professional careers. By doing this we are able to support our guest teachers with a secure platform to apply and develop their professional practise and manage a sustainable livelihood.

Saturday 27th February 2016. 12pm - 6pm and/or Sunday 28th February 2016. 12pm - 6pm.

1 day - £50 (including freshly cooked lunch)
2 days - £80 (including freshly cooked lunch)

More information and booking: http://www.josscarter.co.uk/#!masterclass-workshops/d8nc5

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published on Friday, 5 February, 2016

2Faced Dance Dance (UK, Hereford) Agents for Change

This is a(n) opportunity and closes on February 26, 2016

The first ever BENCH Event will reflect on the achievements of the programme since its inception and will include debate and conversations surrounding the issue of gender disparity for female choreographers working in the contemporary dance sector.

Aimed at programmers, venues, producers, commissioners and artists from ALL areas of the sector, this event will include a range of practical workshops and seminars from leading industry professionals, artists and academics. It will also feature a call out for everyone to act as Agents for Change, ensuring that solutions to the issues are not only discussed but also implemented.

In partnership with with International Dance Festival Birmingham 2016 and supported by Arts Council England, Southbank Centre, One Dance UK, The Elmley 20th feature short presentations by the first cohort of BENCH Fellows. There will also be an announcement at to which Fellow has been successfully commissioned to create a new piece of work on 2Faced Dance Company, which will tour nationally and internationally during 2016 & 2017.

We are now seeking proposals from venues, producers, artists, choreographers and academics for either research led presentations or case studies that address (but are not limited to) the following areas:

Practical approaches to equality through programming

Breaking the glass ceiling...How, Why, Who? Does it exist?

Agents for Change. Case studies from those who have or are making a difference for women in the arts. Presentations will be between 15 - 30 minutes within one of two sessions followed by time for questions and debate.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please send us a short proposal of no more than 400-500 words detailing the research, case study or practical session you wish to share. Please also include the following details:

Name /address /contact telephone number/email address

A short biography of no longer than 100 words.

This is a paid opportunity. Proposals should be sent to: Tamsin Fitzgerald, Artistic Director 2Faced Dance Company, info@2faceddance.co.uk or call 01432 276807 for an informal chat.

Deadline for applications: Friday 26 February 2016. Successful applicants will be informed by 4 March 2016.

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published on Tuesday, 26 January, 2016

JW3 Dance Commission (UK, London)

This is a(n) opportunity and closes on January 29, 2016

The JW3 Dance Commission invites dance artists/companies to create a new dance work about Jewish life and culture to premiere in June 2016. The creation of the prize is important to JW3 in its commitment to providing a platform for Jewish arts of the highest quality.

JW3 is specifically looking to commission a new dance work that is innovative, courageous and honest. The work should explore themes of Jewish culture and heritage in its content, and have a wide audience appeal. Collaborations with other artforms are also encouraged, but not compulsory.

The commission is funded by Rayne Foundation and can be used as seed funding for the project to attract financial support from other sources. Support will be given to artists who wish to apply for further funds.

More about JW3

JW3 is the first Jewish Community Centre and arts venue of its kind to exist in London. The brainchild of Dame Vivien Duffield and created by a core capital grant from the Clore Duffield Foundation, the centre opened on the Finchley Road, NW3 in October 2013. By the end of our first year over 225,000 people had passed through our doors, and we announced the exciting news of an organisational merger with the London Jewish Cultural Centre (The LJCC) for 2015.

The aim of JW3 is to transform the Jewish landscape in London by helping to create a vibrant, diverse and proud community, inspired by and engaged in Jewish arts, culture and community.

The size of our ambition is reflected both in the scale and elegance of our new building and in the creativity and energy of our programme.

OUR ROLE

The role of JW3 is to offer outstanding events, activities, classes and courses that:
- Increase the quality, variety and volume of Jewish conversation in London and beyond;
- Reflect the diversity of our community;
- Bring all Jews together, wherever (or whether) they place themselves on the religious spectrum and are open and accessible to the widest range of people.

OUR CORE PRINCIPLES

Inclusiveness, encouraging greater understanding between sections of the community or different faiths, and community revitalisation are core principles for JW3.
- We seek to be a home for all who are interested in Jewish life - a warm, welcoming venue, a truly inviting space, in which to gather, feel comfortable, meet people, and feel at home.
- We want JW3 to promote the best of Jewish values and to create better understanding between different strands of the Jewish community, and between Jews and different faiths, communities and cultures.
- We want JW3 to have an impact not just beyond its walls but beyond the here and now by becoming a revitalising community hub. And by doing so, bring added confidence to British Jewry, filling it with a fresh sense of unity, focus and purpose.

More about the commission

The commission includes:
- - £3,000 commission fee
- - Rehearsal space in London
- - Technical support from the JW3 team
- - Mentoring from Chris Hutchings, Dance Programmer
- - Dedicated Producer for the project development
- - Marketing and PR support for performances
- - 2 performances at JW3 in June 2016

Deadline for applications: 29th January 2016, 5pm
Selected artists announced: Mid-February 2016

Rehearsal period: May-June 2016 (dates negotiated between artist/JW3)
Performances at JW3: 21-22 June 2016

To apply for the commission, please apply with a cover letter including:
- the proposed project (600 words)
- a list of key collaborators and short biography for each (300 words)
- why you would like to make the work at JW3 specifically (200 words)

Please adhere to the suggested word count maximums indicated above.

Applications should be supported by:
- Current CV (no more than 2 sides)
- Up to 2 videos of your recent work, 3-minutes maximum each
- Up to 2 images of your recent work

Send completed applications to dancecommission@jw3.org.uk by Friday 29th January 2016, 5pm.

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published on Thursday, 21 January, 2016

Theo Clinkard (UK, Cornwall) Workshop

This is a(n) workshop and closes on January 30, 2016

Each day will start with a generous two-hour class that is both challenging and playful, followed by a focused session where participants can delve into some of the ideas he is currently concerned with before developing material through exploratory and creative tasks and dancing together as a group.

Absorbed In Action | Masterclass with Theo Clinkard
Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st January 2016

10.00-5.00pm
£50 (Both days) £35 (One day)
Studio C, AMATA, Falmouth University, Cornwall
For professionals

Theo has recently premiered a new work for Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch. Future commissions include a creation for Danza Contemporanea de Cuba and a new middle scale work with Dance4 where he is an Associate Artist.
To see more about Theo and his work please go to www.theoclinkard.com

For booking information via the Freefall website http://freefalldance.co.uk/get-involved/company-classes/

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published on Monday, 18 January, 2016

Kip Johnson (UK, London) Workshop

This is a(n) workshop and closes on January 22, 2016

Contradictions and collusions for the mind and body - 2 day Dance theatre workshop with Kip Johnson.

A 2 day Dance Theatre workshop that will explore the contrasting and complimenting physical and emotional states of the body and mind. Through various physical theatre exercises and structured improvisations a space will be created for you to play, pull apart, propagate and provoke the many subtle and extreme states you can find in yourself as a performer.

Dates - 22nd - 23rd January 2016 12pm - 6pm
Cost - £60 for 1 day (including lunch), £100 for 2 days (including lunch)
Location - K5 Studio - Manor house - London

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published on Friday, 15 January, 2016

Agitart (Spain, Figueres) Performance Opportunity

This is a(n) opportunity and closes on February 12, 2016

Are you an artist looking for opportunities to showcase your work? Apply now for the 2016 edition of Festival AGITART, taking place in Figueres from the 27th of June to the 3rd of July 2016.

AGITART is searching for a diverse range of contemporary dance works between 20 - 30 mins in length, which are able to be adapted to both conventional and non-conventional performance spaces. We are also interested in submissions from other art forms (theatre, performance, installations, music, visual arts, photography, sculptures, films, etc.) which have a connection to dance and movement.

Aiming to promote exchanges among professional artists, the festival also consists of professional workshops, conferences and activities, which will be open to the invited artists.

How to apply: Please download and read the ARTIST GUIDELINES of the festival carefully before applying. If you would like to be considered to perform in the festival, please complete the application form which you can find in here: http://www.agitartcompanyia.com/festival/apply-2/

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Submissions close at 5pm on Friday the 12th of February 2016.

For more information check out the festival page on our website or contact us with any questions at festivalagitart@gmail.com.

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published on Wednesday, 13 January, 2016

Tandridge Trust (UK, Oxted) Dance Teachers

This is a(n) job and closes on January 14, 2016

Are you passionate about dance and want to share your dynamic dance skills to motivate and enthuse others? Can you demonstrate a real desire to creatively engage with young people, be a great communicator and pro-active in creating opportunities for growth and development. We are looking for a enthusiastic male dance tutor to support the creation and setup of a new young adult male dance company for 14 - 18 year olds in Oxted, East Surrey.

The right dance leader for us is one who wants to take this real opportunity to make it their own and get a thriving Dance Company up and running. They must be available to develop and deliver a 1.5 - 2 hour session each week. We are flexible with exact time but between the hours of 4.30 - 7.00pm, on a Friday. We are looking to launch end of February 2016.

In addition to this we are looking for Specialist Dance tutors for one off sessions to deliver a different urban dance style to the young men, so they can experience other dance forms. ( e.g capoeira, breaker, hip hop etc..) Delivery paid at Circa £30.00 per hour development and delivery time plus travel expenses of £10.00 per day. Oxted, is located in Surrey 20 minutes by Train from East Croydon or 10 minutes from Junction 6 of the M25.

Tandridge Trust, Leisure & Culture Limited (formerly Tandridge Leisure Limited) is a not for profit social enterprise which was set up in 2000 to provide leisure, cultural and sporting opportunities for communities in Surrey.

We manage and care for three leisure facilities and have a specialist cultural and sports team who work with communities to provide opportunities for local people to engage with new, innovative and quality experiences. These take place in a variety of venues across Surrey and have included surrey youth games, arts festivals, sports tournaments, swim challenges, public art, singing surrey, specialist training and coaching.

We work regularly in schools and with education partners, particularly through our specialist educational theatre company, Theatre Exchange, who develop learning support experiences in schools throughout the South East.

If you are interested in either position please state which role, with a detailed CV and covering letter stating:

Why does the role interest you?
What would you want to do with this opportunity?
What experience you have of delivering Dance tuition?
What experience of working with males aged 14 - 18 years old
What is your availability days and times?

Please send with a CV to Hayley Bull Development Manager at; Urban8@tandridgetrust.co.uk
For further information please see: http://www.tandridgetrust.co.uk/index.php/arts-and-sports Urban8 or alternatively call: : 01883 724599 option 4.

Closing date for expressions of interest: Wednesday 13th January 2016. Interviews Wednesday 20th January in the afternoon
No Agencies Thank you

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published on Friday, 8 January, 2016

Poza Project (UK, Glasgow) Gaga Workshop

This is a(n) workshop and closes on January 29, 2016

Gaga is a movement language which Ohad Naharin developed over the course of many years and which is applied in daily practice and exercises by the Batsheva Dance Company members. The language of Gaga originated from the belief in the healing, dynamic, ever-changing power of movement.

Gaga is a new way of gaining knowledge and self-awareness through your body. Gaga provides a framework for discovering and strengthening your body and adding flexibility, stamina, and agility while lightening the senses and imagination.

Friday 29 January 15.00 - 19.00
Saturday 30 January 12.00 - 15.00
Sunday 31 January 12.00 - 15.00

* open to professional dancers and dance students
* Kinning Park Complex, 40 Cornwall St, Glasgow, G41 1AQ
* £75 (Con. £65)
​*concession is available to students & unemployed
* for booking contact: projectpoza@gmail.com

The workshop will be divided into 2 parts: 1 hour and 15 minutes of Gaga/dancers class and a 1.5 hour class of Ohad Naharin's repertory.

Gaga raises awareness of physical weaknesses, awakens numb areas, exposes physical fixations, and offers ways for their elimination. The work improves instinctive movement and connects conscious and unconscious movement, and it allows for an experience of freedom and pleasure in a simple way, in a pleasant space, in comfortable clothes, accompanied by music, each person with himself and others.

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published on Wednesday, 6 January, 2016

Qdos Creates (UK, Barnsley) Dance Theatre Practitioner

This is a(n) job and closes on January 22, 2016

Dance theatre performer required to devise and tour a production to schools and 37.5 hours per week the employed contract (equity minimum) is for 1 year minimum. Qdos seeks an enthusiastic and committed performer is required to portray a 10 year old child in a production about healthy lifestyles.

Rehearsals will take place in Barnsley, South Yorkshire and the production will tour schools in Yorkshire, Derbyshire and the Isle of Man. This role will also involve planning and delivery of a range of workshops and projects in diverse settings, which is essential to our ongoing programme of work.

Applicants must be highly professional, reliable and have a passion for working with children, young people and adults of all ages in a diverse range of settings and be available for a two week tour to the Isle of Man (dates to be confirmed.)

Essential Requirements

Experience of devising and performing dance theatre productions and leading related workshops in schools with a professional company

Experience of planning and leading workshops for children and young people in a range of educational and community settings

Experience of planning and leading workshops for vulnerable groups of all ages

Current Drivers Licence

3 Years Professional Experience

BA Hons or equivalent in a performing arts subject

Strong contemporary dance technique, devising and acting skills

Excellent communication and team skills

Professional references

For an application pack please contact Qdos Creates, Cooper Gallery, Church Street, Barnsley, S70 2AH. laura@qdoscreates.com or 01226 242905

Deadline for applications: 22nd January 2016

deliver projects in a diverse range of community settings

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published on Wednesday, 30 December, 2015

City Moves (Scotland) Choreography Commission

This is a(n) opportunity and closes on January 12, 2016

Aberdeen is the European capital of oil and gas operations and as an industry it brings a significant identity, revenue and wealth to the Granite City. However, there is a growing realisation that North Sea oil and gas fields are finite and are heading towards the end of their production lives. New opportunities and skills are needed to shape the future of Aberdeen and discussions around decommissioning are starting to take place.

At #DanceLive15, Citymoves introduced Adventures in Authorship a programme of discussions, performances and interactive work that looked at how and who can influence the outcome of work which blurred the idea and role of the original author.

Criteria

It is in this spirit that Citymoves are offering a £5,000 (de)commission fee, three weeks studio time (Aberdeen, Findhorn and Evanton) and accommodation in NE Scotland across 2016 with a set of dance organisations that support the choreographic ecology of Scotland. We're looking to (de)commission an existing (30 - 40 minute) solo dance (in any style and from any country) work that is at least 3 years old. We will offer a fee, studio time and accommodation for you and up to one other person to re-author, re-look and re-create a new (30 - 40 minute) work taking your original material as the stimulus. As part of this fee you would present the original solo and new solo on the same night at #DanceLive16 (14th - 25th October 2016) as part of the Adventures in Authorship programme.

Submission Deadline, Requirements and Additional Information

12 noon on Tuesday 12th January 2016. If you have any questions please email Hayley Durward HDurward@aberdeencity.gov.uk, Up to one page that demonstrates the intentions behind its creation (or equivalent alternative video/audio formats if that's preferable) and a copy of the original solo (mp4 format via file transfer)

Up to one page outlining why the decommission opportunity appeals to you and what your intentions would be for the new solo and identify preferable dates from April to September 2016 when you'd like the studio time (or equivalent alternative video/audio formats if that's preferable).

Budget for the £5,000 (excluding accommodation which is provided).
Those shortlisted would be invited to take part in a phone/skype interview on 26th January 2016 and selection would be confirmed by mid February 2016

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published on Wednesday, 16 December, 2015